upper lip

(redirected from Labii superioris)

up·per lip

the muscular fold forming the superior border of the mouth.
Synonym(s): labium superius oris [TA]
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The facial artery is deep to the platysma, risorius, zygomaticus major and minor, levator labii superioris, and levator labii superioris alaeque nasi muscles.
Then in quick succession, we add the smiling muscles, levator anguli oris (attaching just below the eye to lift the corners of the mouth) and the sadness muscles, levator labii superioris (Fig 4) (which deepen the nasiolabial fold when crying or being serious) and the depressor anguli oris, the disgust muscle (a triangular muscle attaching to the lower jaw at the side of the mouth) which lowers the corners of the mouth.
Patients were given injections in the levator labii superioris nasalis muscle - otherwise known as the Elvis muscle, the Independent reported.
Prior to the resection of the tumour, the Levator Labii Superioris and the Zygomaticus Major muscles were identified and 4.
The injection was given at the labial component of the levator labii superioris alequae nasii, at the bulge of the uppermost part of the nasolabial fold.
1###Overlapping area of levator Labii superioris alaeque nasi and levator labii superioris
During the first one, the upper lip and the nasolabial folds are contracted, with participation of the levator labii superioris, the zygomatic major muscle, and some upper fibers of the buccinator.
The complex smile, characterized by the simultaneous action of levator labii superioris and lower lip depressors, and the commissure smile or Mona Lisa smile, in which the zygomatic major muscles bring the commissures up and outwards, followed by a gradual elevation of the upper lip as in an arch shape, so that the center of the lip becomes lower than its lateral portions (7,8) (figure 1).
The direct influence of the depressor septi and the levator labii superioris alaeque nasi on the nasal valve is not yet clear.
13) It is a point located at the centre of triangle formed by levator labii superioris, levator labii superioris alaeque nasi and zygomaticus minor.
the buccal branch, which innervates the procerus, the zygomaticus major and minor, the levator labii superioris, the levator anguli oris, nasal muscles, the buccinator, and the orbicularis oris
Nasolabial folds are created by the zygomaticus minor, levator labii superioris, orbicularis oris, and levator labii superioris alaeque nasi.